TVO I e-Outlook DECEMBER 2015

TVO I e-Outlook DECEMBER 2015

A monthly email covering neighborhood news, issues, and activities

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR NEIGHBORS

2016 VOTING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE (TVO I DUES): SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2016.

2016 SPRING TVO I HOA MEETING – MARCH 2016 DATE TBD

2016-2018 TVO I BOARD ELECTIONS

All five (5) Board positions are open! A nominating committee will be named by January 2016. Election will be at the March 2016 meeting. Please submit your name if you are willing to serve in a leadership role for the community. If you are interested, state which position and send an email to turfvalleyoverlook@gmail.com

PARK TRAILS REALIGNMENT

The pedestrian trails at David Force Park are user-defined at this point and are not currently maintained by the County Parks. However, the existing trail system requires assessment and a realignment. According to County Officials, no maintenance is scheduled for the trails until the realignment activities are complete. The project is not scheduled at this point but the County understands and accepts that there is a need to improve the pedestrian trails.

TVO MYTH: LEAF SERVICE

TVO I does not provide a curbside leaf pickup serviceThe HOA has never provided this service. Although, we have explored this as a service, it is way too expensive and we cannot afford it!! To complete our TVO I section of homes -316 residences to be exact- the estimated cost is $30,000 per pickup. We cannot afford a leaf pickup as an HOA; unless we raise dues – alot.) Therefore, each home is responsible for leaf cleanup along their curbside.

The misconception involves the street sweepers. I heard it when I moved in and I am sure others heard that the County would sweep the leaves. Well, the county will sweep the street but not the leaves. Here is an excerpt from the Howard County Public Works website, "Howard County’s street sweeping program is designed to help prevent street dirt from reaching the waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. Sweepers are not designed to pick up leaves. Large quantities of leaves will clog sweeper filters, spreading the leaves over a large area. Sweeper operators will avoid areas of curb containing an excessive number of leaves."

For more information, contact the Bureau of Highways at 410-313-7450 or highways@howardcountymd.gov

THANK YOU to all of those that make sure their curbside is cleaned at least once during the fall.

YARD TRIM – NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS

Effective January 1st, 2016, yard trim will no longer be accepted in plastic bags.For more information, visit www.HowardCountyRecycles.org or call 410-313-6444.

COMMUNITY MONEY AVAILABLE

Money has been appropriated to have some type of neighborhood party/activity. Team up with your neighbor and plan a holiday party, cookout, or something. Reach out to a Board member! All requestors can receive up to $250 for their event.

REMINDER: TVO I Newsletter

Beginning in January 2016, the e-Outlook will be published bi-monthly. We are encouraging all neighbors to sign up for our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turfvalleyoverlook1to get more frequent updates on community news.

CONNECT WITH US ONLINE

Please join us online to get the latest community news. Feel free to share your story with us. Get connected to your TVO I Community Association. The links to our accounts are:

TVO I Website http://turfvalleyoverlook1.org
Yahoo Message Board turfvalleyoverlook@yahoogroups.com
FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/turfvalleyoverlook1
Gmail turfvalleyoverlook

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TVO I Board of Directors (2014-2016)

President: James Brown (Boca Raton Dr.), jamesbrown_923

Vice President: Chris Johansen (Timber Trails Ct.), topherJ

Treasurer: Kirsten Willging (Pinehurst Ct.), kwillging

Secretary: Karen Aaby (Greenbriar Ct.), karenaaby

Member-at-Large: Jeff McConnell (Doral Ct.) jeffrey.j.mcconnell

If you have information that you would like to be considered for an upcoming newsletter, please contact James Brown at jamesbrown_923@hotmail.com by the 15th of the month for distribution around the 1st of the next month.

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